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Celebrating Miriam

Big sister. Song leader. Outspoken challenger. Prophet. In her many roles, Miriam is integral to the story of Exodus. Her legacy is complex, dynamic, and hopeful. In 2011, JWA created a video to tell the story of Miriam and honor the Jewish women who, like Miriam, have inspired and enlightened us.

Learn more about the Biblical Miriam in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

Consider incorporating the Miriam's Cup ritual into your seder. (To help plan a fully-inclusive seder, download the JWA Hagaddah, Including Women's Voices, from JewishBoston.com).

For even deeper discussion of Miriam's story and her legacy for Jewish women, check out these posts on Jewesses with Attitude:

Discover women on jwa.org that share Miriam's namesake, and her spirit:

More on: Passover, Bible, Exodus
"The Songs of Joy," by James Jacques Joseph Tissot
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The Songs of Joy, c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902).
Courtesy of the Jewish Museum, New York.

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "Celebrating Miriam." 3 April 2012. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 10, 2016) <https://jwa.org/blog/celebrating-miriam>.

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